Meet The Team
Founder & Director
Shakeera is an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with over 14 years experience working with people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns.
She has an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BSc in Counselling Psychology and she is an accredited member of the British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Shakeera has extensive experience of working with people in an educational setting, a forensic setting and in private practice.
She is passionate about removing the financial barriers to accessing therapeutic support which influenced her decision to start an affordable private Counselling and Psychotherapy service.
Amy has extensive experience of working with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing concerns, and she has a particular interest in supporting young adults bereaved of a parent.
Amy trained as a person-centered Counsellor at Keele University, and qualified with an MSc in 2018. She has worked in a range of settings since obtaining her qualification, including Bereavement charities, Student Counselling, and in an Employee Assistance Programme.
Amy is a Mental Health First Aider, and enjoys continued learning - most recently having completed a course in supporting Clients in crisis.
Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist
Nirupama is currently training to become a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist.
She is deeply committed to providing an empathetic, safe and non-judgmental space for the people she works with. She offers an integrated approach including Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Nirupama already holds an MSc. Psychology of Mental Health and she has experience working with low mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, and addiction.
Nirupama has developed a profound understanding of meeting people’s needs from varied cultural backgrounds and as she is bilingual she can offer therapy in English or Hindi.
Megan is currently studying for a Masters (MSc) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Keele University.
As a Person-Centred trainee, she will walk alongside her clients, providing a safe, non-directive, non-judgemental environment.
This allows people to feel safe and secure enough to open up to her about sometimes distressing or painful memories and experiences.
Megan is passionate about making therapy more accessible for people living with disabilities. This passion was fueled by her voluntary work at the University of Chester Disability Support Department.
Sheona St Hilaire
Sheona is an integrative therapist, she believes that it is good to talk about things that weigh on our minds as it can help to promote peace within and ease the pressure felt from the situation or experience.
Her aim is to create a safe space for people to share, that increases trust in the service provided and helps people to understand the relationship between themselves and their current situation.
Sheona has experience of working with people with mild to complex mental health challenges, carers, sexual abuse survivors and people with learning disabilities.
Sheona promotes an
empathetic and non-judgemental environment in her practice to support people to work towards their goals and aspirations.
Aqsa is currently studying a Masters (MSc) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University.
Taking an integrative approach, Aqsa does not believe that one size fits all and tailors her approach to the needs of her clients. Clients are provided with a safe space in which they can offload, process and understand their feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Aqsa has experience working as a trainee-counsellor at the NHS and has worked with a range of diverse issues from anxiety and stress to trauma and bereavement.
Aqsa’s main motivation in pursuing a career in counselling is to break down stigma’s and barriers to counselling. She is passionate in her work and believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to access to a safe non-judgemental space to express how they are feeling.
Bio coming soon.
Joanna is a trainee counsellor with over 25 year’s career experience of support work with a diverse
range of clients.
She is passionate about helping people to meet their individual goals for therapy and using a warm
non-judgemental, integrative, person-centred approach she accompanies them on their
journey towards achieving these goals.
She assists clients feeling stressed/overwhelmed, anxious or low in mood and facilitates the building
of resilience, in order to manage with worries, conflicts, difficulties and demands.
She believes that self-care and compassion are important habits to develop and encourages clients
to adopt their own solutions that can build and maintain wellbeing for them.
Office opening hours:
Tuesday- 10am- 5pm
Wednesday- 10am- 8pm
Thursday- 10am- 5pm
Please enquire for information about our out of hours online service operating on Fridays, weekends and evenings. This is in addition to the times and days stated above.